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20 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the fatal blaze that occurred at Grenfell House in London was pinpointed as contributing to a past fire in a Melbourne high-rise, provoking investigation into cladding on NSW towers. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.
19 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
The cladding used in the Grenfell House renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety. The aluminum-composite panels were installed prior to a devastating fire at the 24-story tower. Read more.
19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.
19 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States
Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will soon be home to the city’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. No. 2 Opus Place is a proposed 53-story glass tower set to house 232 apartment units, aiming for completion in 2020. Read more.
19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia
The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.
16 Jun 2017, London, United Kindom
Following a devastating fire that took place in a 24-story residential high-rise in West London on June 14, all 4,000 high-rise tower blocks in the UK similar to Grenfell House are to face inspections, a communities secretary has announced. Read more.
16 Jun 2017, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for Cyberjaya – a growing city of high-tech firms and universities. Read more.
16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.
16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.
15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
KPF has submitted revised proposals for a new 19-story tower in Bevis Marks in London’s Aldgate. The scheme replaces an earlier 16-story concept for the site at 21-24 Bevis Marks on the eastern edge of the City’s high-rise cluster. Read more.
15 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Gensler has released new renderings for a proposed mixed-use development in Los Angeles’s Koreatown neighborhood that would extend a spur of dense, urban development northward along Vermont Avenue. Read more.
15 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States
A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the structure’s 55-year history. Read more.
14 Jun 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam
A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the focal point of Cocobay – a 31-hectare entertainment and hospitality hub. Read more.
14 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
A fire transformed Grenfell House, a high-rise apartment tower in West London, into an inferno early Wednesday morning, sending at least 74 people to hospitals and raising fears that others might have been trapped inside. Read more.
14 Jun 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan
Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium. Read more.
14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.
13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.
13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada
In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.
13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.
12 Jun 2017, Nairobi, Kenya
New renderings depict a wedge-shaped tower that has just been granted planning permission in Nairobi, Kenya. Offices and apartments will fill the main body of the tower, with penthouse suites occupying the uppermost floors. Read more.
12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.
12 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016. But site work is now beginning for the project. Read more.
09 Jun 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Read more.
09 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand new typeface. The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building’s sign has changed since 1993. Read more.
09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia
At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.
08 Jun 2017, Detroit, United States
Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Ave. Read more.
08 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building being built as part of the complex on Manhattan's west side. Read more.